Our secondary programs are not designed as standalone programs for new students. If you do not have experience working in the medical or dental industry, please see our Medical Assistant Certification Program, Dental Assistant Training Program, or Medical & Dental Administrative Assistant Program. If you are currently working in the Medical or Dental industries and are looking to earn a specific certification, please contact us as secondary programs may be a standalone option for you.
Phlebotomy Certification at ACI Medical & Dental School
Our Phlebotomy Technician Certification program provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to become Certified Phlebotomy Technicians in just five months. This program is offered as part of our Medical Assistant Certification program, or standalone if all qualifications are met. All students receive hands-on training with state-of-the-art phlebotomy equipment in our on-site laboratory. With a high demand for Phlebotomy Technicians, now is the perfect time to embark on this rewarding career!
- Get Certified In Just a Few Months
- Fully Accredited Clinical & Academic Program
- Flexible Day or Evening Class Options
- Small Class Sizes and Hands-On Training
- Financial Aid Available For Eligible Programs
- Classes are Starting Soon
What Does a Phlebotomist Do?
As essential members of the healthcare team, Phlebotomy Technicians specialize in drawing blood for testing, donations, or medical procedures. A Phlebotomy Technician’s responsibilities include:
- Collecting blood samples from patients.
- Properly labeling vials for processing.
- Following infection control and safety procedures.
- Calming patients and explaining blood-drawing procedures.
- Processing specimens for laboratory analysis.
- Keeping patient records and maintaining equipment.
- Understanding basic anatomy related to blood drawing.
- Comprehending legal and ethical standards in phlebotomy.
Our Phlebotomy Certification Program
We offer a comprehensive phlebotomy training program with both day and evening class options. The accelerated daytime program is 14 weeks long, while the evening program provides flexibility with a 29-week timeline. Both programs provide students with the requisite skills to become Certified Phlebotomy Technicians.
For those seeking financial assistance, ACI Medical & Dental School accepts Federal Direct Loans (FAFSA) and VA benefits, providing financial aid to qualifying students. Through these options, students can achieve their goals without worrying about upfront education costs.
ACI Medical & Dental School sets itself apart by offering:
- NHA Certification: Students who complete the program will be certified through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) as Certified Phlebotomy Technicians (CPT), prepared to work in hospitals, clinics, laboratories, and other healthcare settings.
- Career Assistance: Our Career Assistance Program (CAP) is an integral component, providing students with career readiness training and strategies to achieve their employment goals.
- Practical Experience: Opportunities for real-world experience through on-site internships.
Technical Standards for a Phlebotomy Technician
Phlebotomy certification students at ACI Medical & Dental School will be expected to:
- Demonstrate excellent hand-eye coordination for accurate blood draws.
- Follow safety protocols and infection control procedures.
- Keep precise records and label specimens appropriately.
- Calm and reassure patients who may be anxious about blood draws.
- Stand for extended periods and assist patients as needed.
- Handle stressful situations related to procedural standards and patient interactions.
- Exhibit social skills necessary for engaging with patients, families, and coworkers from diverse cultures.
Job Outlook for Phlebotomy Technicians
The healthcare field is experiencing a surge in demand for skilled professionals, and Phlebotomy Technicians are no exception. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 10% growth rate for phlebotomists by 2031. With excellent program completion and employment rates at ACI Medical & Dental School, there has never been a better time to pursue this promising career!
Where Do Phlebotomists Work?
Phlebotomists, also called specimen processors, work in a variety of healthcare settings where blood collection is needed. Here are some of the most common places where they work:
- Hospitals: This is perhaps the most common setting. Phlebotomists in hospitals collect blood for a variety of tests, many of which are urgent or emergency situations.
- Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories: These are places that specialize in diagnostic tests, including blood tests. Phlebotomists here collect samples and then pass them off to other specialists for analysis.
- Blood Donation Centers: These centers need phlebotomists to draw blood safely and efficiently from donors.
- Outpatient Care Centers: These are healthcare facilities where patients receive care without being admitted to a hospital. This could include clinics, doctor’s offices, and urgent care centers.
- Home Health Care Services: Some phlebotomists may travel to patients’ homes to collect blood samples, especially for patients who are homebound or have difficulty traveling.
- Nursing Homes/Long-Term Care Facilities: Patients in these settings may need regular blood tests as part of their ongoing care.
- Public Health Departments: Some phlebotomists may work for government agencies, conducting public health screenings and collecting blood samples for various population health studies.
- Research Institutions: In research settings, phlebotomists may collect blood samples for scientific studies or clinical trials.
Wherever they work, phlebotomists must follow strict safety protocols to prevent contamination and the spread of disease.
Our Phlebotomy Technician Internship Program
An essential aspect of our program is the phlebotomy internship. Daytime students complete a 180-hour internship, while evening students complete a 100-hour Internship. These internships offer invaluable hands-on training in real healthcare settings, equipping students with the practical skills necessary for success.
For students taking phlebotomy as a standalone program, an internship is usually not necessary.
Learn More About Our Phlebotomy Certification Program
Our phlebotomy certification training program features hands-on learning with experienced faculty and staff. After successful completion, students will be prepared to work as Certified Phlebotomy Technicians in a variety of healthcare facilities. With phlebotomy jobs continuing to grow, there has never been a better time to pursue this in-demand career. Take the first step towards an in-demand career in healthcare. Contact ACI Medical & Dental School today to learn more about our admissions process.